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She just won't take her eyes off explicit music videos. This time, clothes off.
"Talking John Birch Paranoid Blues," Bob Dylan
In February 1963 Bob Dylan refuses to perform on "The Ed Sullivan Show" when the show's producers don't allow Dylan to perform the tune. Bob Dylan would not be invited back to the show.
The song was released in 1959 and caused a furore due to the sexually suggestiveness of the lyrics and was banned from being played on many radio stations in Utah.
In the year before this song's release, there was a shooting at a school in Columbine so in the line "He brings a gun to school" the word "gun" was edited out on the radio version.
In October 1960 many radio stations refused to play the tune with dj's calling it the "Death Disk".
In the censored version, the line "Life can be a little s****y" is changed to "Life can be a little kitty."
Song written and performed by Ellie Greenwich and Barry Mann released just days before the JFK assassination. Banned from radio because some people might think the song's lyrics referred to John Kennedy.
The original title of this album was supposed to be "Her Satanic Majesties Request" a pun on the Queen Of England. Needless to say, the Stones decided to drop that title, fearing bad things would come...
The top-40 radio single version of this song had the vocal track edited (besides edits to reduce the playing time from 4:34 to 3:15). They changed the call and response that was originally "They say this cat Shaft is a bad mother..." "Shut your mouth!" -- to -- "They say this cat Shaft is a bad [silence in vocal track]" "Shut your mouth!" How do I know? I own a copy of the edited single, and the original soundtrack album. They just play the original "album" version now.
This song is banned from radio because the lyrics are thought to condone heavy drinking.
This song was banned in either the late 60's or very very 70's. I know I had an acid cut of that song.
In 1953, when Tony Bennett records this song (and makes a hit out of it) originally written in 1936 by Jack Strachey and Harry Link, the phrase "gardenia perfume linger on a pillow" is alterted to "a seaplane rising from an ocean billow."
MTV banned this video because they felt that it was anti-semetic in particular the line "j*w me, sue me, don't you ever do me. Kick me, k*ke me, don't you black or white me."
A recording engineer named Jerry Samuels, who billed himself as Napoleon XIV, hits #3 on the Billboard HOT 100 singles charts with this novelty song (It had one of the fastest rises to that high on the charts with only three weeks to reach to #3). In it's third week of national release, the song is banned by many U.S. radio stations because it seemed to make fun of the insane. (After the radio stations do this, the song has the fastest known plunge on the Billboard HOT 100 charts: It moves from #3 all the way out of the charts on it's fourth week of national release).
"This Is Gonna Hurt (Album)," Sixx AM
Banned from Wal-Mart, due to the cover art depicting a heart with a bunch of needles in it.
There is an obliterated third verse in which the wife shot her cheating husband.
In 1991, Country Music Television and its parent company The Nashville Network both ban Garth Brooks' video for "The Thunder Rolls" because it graphically depicts domestic violence.
"To Hell With The Devil (Album)," Stryper
This album's original cover art depicted four angels throwing the Devil into a fiery pit. Some people objected to it and, like Motley Crue's "Shout At The Devil" album, the cover was changed to only feature the band logo and album name.
Back in 1976, this song was removed from RKO's radio stations playlist until the line, "spread your wings and let me come inside" was edited out.
First top 40 hit in the UK to have the F word in the title. Not surprisingly, Radio 1 and Top of the Pops refused to have anything to do with it. Many chart listings just called it "Too Drunk To" and Top 40 presenter Tony Blackburn called it "A record by the Dead Kennedys"
The correct artist for this song is Nervous Norvus. Dot and Diamond are the two record labels upon which the single was released!
"Transfusion," Dot & Diamond
In 1956, ABC, CBS and NBC radio networks band this novelty hit. According to one NBC executive, "There is nothing funny about a blood transfusion."
"Truly Yours," Kool G. & D.J. Polo
After protests from the gay community, in September 1989, Los Angeles radio station KDAY pulls from rotation this song.
In 1969, this song by The Standells was banned by Texan radio chain mogul, Gordon McLendon, a Christian fundamentalist, who considered the song's lyrics to be obscene. Even though the record was the number one seller in many markets, including in Los Angeles, most of the radio stations followed McLendon's lead and refused to play it. The Standells even debated the Texan on Art Linkletter's "Let's Talk" television show, and by most accounts defeated him handily by pointing out his hypocrisy. But it was to no avail. The song died and so did the group's popularity and hopes of another hit record.
Some commercial radio stations in the UK banned this shortly after the death of Princess Diana due to the line 'I get knocked down...'
They banned this video because it showed a stripper stripping.
In 1962, Catholic school students in New York are forbidden to Chubby Checker's version of "The Twist", by Bishop Burke, who considers it and other dance craze songs to be "un-Christian".
Not the song itself but the video was edited for airing on Brazilian TV. Near the end before she seduces the lawyer and they are holding hands, Tina gives the viewer the 'OK' gesture. That gesture is VERY offensive in Brazil. It means "You asshole!" in their culture so that scene was clipped out for Brazilian TV broadcasts.
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